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E.O.F. Presents +KNIGHTS OF THE SANDCASTLE+

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+KNIGHTS OF THE SANDCASTLE +

There once was a mysterious band of knights who roamed and raved their days and nights along the banks of the cool dark waters. Young and wild, they howled at the moon like the wolves, and on the clear days when the sun seemed to sparkle like diamonds on their faces, they stood sullen like statues of antiquity before cawing and cooing outrageously to their peers. 

They sat watching the crowd waves roar; the boardwalk full of walking visitors, strange and new from far away places, that would all turn away in disdain from the boys of summer, sensing somehow their mighty position above it all . . . 

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They weren’t there for the sights and sounds, instead vying for an order of things far from the distressing quarrels of everyday society. 

Simple positions shared amongst them all. One assigned to watch, another to distribute, another to discover, and the rest to play by the rules. No one over stepped a turn at the bottle, for each one knew that their last could be any day.  Neville, one of the leaders, would say, ‘Never shy from your true colours’ and these they would display with unbroken pride. 

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Your honour was earned by the friendships you garnered and gathered. 

Some say they had magic on their sides; magic powers taken from the ages, used to ensure their place along the sand dunes. Others say they made friends easily, but were actually ghosts playing games on the common folk. 

Only one place in the world for them. A sacred fellowship that haunts us all to this day . . . 

I like to imagine seeing them there every time I go back to the seaside. Guarding their little corner of the Earth, and protecting the small sliver of paradise they managed to claim as their own. 

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Sometimes I can hear them sing their favourite tune; a memory that wavers from faded dream to brilliant exuberance.

 It was a familiar one made their own by one of their musically gifted initiates – 

 

“Going down to Stoney End.

 I never wanted to go down to Stoney End. 

Momma let me start all over! 

Cradle me Momma!

Cradle me Again . . . “

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The Knights of the Sandcastle need your help reviving their unique spirit that has been suppressed by the ages.

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Unti next time,

{theEye}

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Music Minute: Mickey Baker’s “Whistle Stop” (1959)

Kick back, kids. Here’s a great tune for a summer afternoon. Whether you’re just relaxing on the patio, catching the waves, or killing time by the fan – this seductive groove from R&B pioneer Mickey Barker is sure to hold you over for a good Music Minute or two.

Check out the wicked dance moves on these folks, not mention the dandy duds they got there! Gonna have to take a few notes it seems….

So what are you stressing out for? Chill out, and feel the beat!

Sincerely,

{TheEye}

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I Hope You Dance!

In honour of this past weekend we thought this post would be more than apropo. We hope you got a chance to dance your asses off this weekend, because God knows we did!

So here are some prime vintage photos that we just knew you all would be dancing over. And whether you did or didn’t get to shake your ass this weekend,  we hope these can help conjure up the spirit of dance in us all!


Good exercise, and definitely a lot of fun! Don’t believe me? Check out the gallery and tell me I’m lying!

See? What did I tell you! Everyone loves to dance! So shake it!


Sincerely,

– The Eye x

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Boy Scout Style Now!

With the ‘coming’ Apocalypse, or just the change of season, any man could benifit from the skills shared by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Even a pocket knife could be enough to save your hide.  Nothing compares to the skills and trades of these wilderness boys, who abide by their own strict moral code. We must admit our love of scarves, so you may understand our intrigue with the uniform of a Scout.

As families moved to settling America, many organizations began forming across the country to help raise children in the changing world. Since its founding in 1901, more than 110 million americans have been members of the Scouts. BSA had two notable predecessors in the United States: the Woodcraft Indians started by Ernest Thompson Seton in 1902 and the Sons of Daniel Boone founded by Daniel Carter Beard in 1905 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 1907, British General Robert Baden-Powell founded the Scouting movement in England using elements of Seton’s works among other influences. Several small local Scouting programs for boys started independently in the U.S., soon after, many of these programs merged with the BSA.

Militant style.  Cool boyish attitude. Scarves and swagger. These boys got the moves like jaggar. Go for a clean look and save tradition. Boots and pressed shorts, with a crisp collar and red scarf can keep that look true to the Scouts mission if your feelin’ fresh. Or do your own thing and add some personal flaire, use an ignigmatic pattern or print in a scarf, don’t worry about colour, as long as you keep that insinuation of camping in a uniform with a boyish quality, everybody will look toward with as their Saviour.

Of course a world with all boys and grown men seems unquestionably controversial, and it has proved to be over history. Declared in Scout Oath and Law, the boys are obligated to be ‘morally straight and clean in thought, word, and deed’ to discourage homosexuality, and girl’s are not allowed to join at youth level, but could volunteer as leaders as older women, so not to obliterate a woman’s influence all together. When a member of any organization, one must expect a certain conduct required. The BSA contends that these policies are essential in its mission in the traditional programs to instill in young people the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Oath:
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country;
To obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

Scout Law:
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Motto:
Be Prepared

Scout Slogan:
Do a good turn daily

Outdoor Code:
As an American, I will do my best, to be clean in my outdoor manners, to be careful with fire, to be considerate in the outdoors, and to be conservation minded

We understand the sentiment of the Boy Scouts of America, and wish more people complied with some of the codes of conduct. Being more courteous and cheerful, and always safe with fire. Let’s all take a nod from these fella’s and be considerate of our outdoors, and feel confidant in standing up for our values and goals! You won’t need badge, just get out today and be kind to someone, and be part of something larger than yourself.

Will you be gettin’ out there, whether it’s down the street or into the woods to do a good turn??
-The Eye

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